Will Tod Power live up to his name and claim back-to-back victories?
GOLFERS will be teeing off at the Australian Legends Tour Championship in pursuit of a share of the $37,000 purse at the Byron Bay Golf Club between December 9-11.
The 2015 champion Tod Power from the Gold Coast will return to defend the title he won over Peter Senior 12 months earlier, while many other golfing greats including Michael Harwood and Ossie Moore will make the trip to Byron Bay looking to claim a slice of the action.
As well as a cup to put in the pool room, the winner will take 18% of the purse which comes to $6750, while only the top 30 players receive a payout.
In 2015 Power finished with a one-under-par 71 and was forced into a play-off with four-time winner and 2015 Australian Masters champion Peter Senior.
The pair had been tied with Rodger Davis, who was forced to settle for third when he finished even par.
Legends Tour Coordinator, Andy Rogers said the remaining 28 players will walk away with the glory of having competed in a stellar field of golf.
Mr Rogers said golfing fans should keep their eye on Senior.
"Peter Senior jumps out as a quality player and although he retired a from main tournament Golf after the Australian Open with hip injury,” he said.
"He has been a great competitor for many years.”
Mr Rogers said the only player from Tasmania is also the oldest.
"Elliot Booth from Tasmania is 74 and he often breaks his age on the course,” he said.
"Tod Power looking to win back-to-back but other players to watch include Tim Elliot and David Merriman.”
With 2016 the 10th anniversary of the Byron Bay Golf Club hosting the Australian Legends Tour Championship, the club is very proud of reaching the milestone.
Wendy Perry, the BBGC secretary and manager said the club is proud of being able to the tournament for the past 10 years.
"This year will again see the likes of Peter Senior and many more Australian golfing greats return to compete on our challenging, but picturesque course here at Byron Bay,” she said.
"It's is always a pleasure to play host to the professionals.”
At the Byron Bay Golf Club, 62 Broken Head Rd, Byron Bay, this weekend from 7am. Members Gala PGA Dinner Saturday 7pm with tickets at $50. Prize presentation on Sunday from 5pm.